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Common Reader 2016-2017: Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario: Research Help

Theme--Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Perspectives on Self Government

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Springfield, MO 65897

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Visitors may park in the visitor's parking lot at the corner of National Avenue and Monroe Street (lot 13) or other metered parking on campus.  The closest metered parking to the library is in Lot 19 on John Q. Hammons Pkwy.

Visitors may park in reserved lots, commuter and residence hall lots without a permit from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. Monday, except where posted otherwise. 

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When beginning research

Please be advised that these databases are available through MSU Libraries.  These are a starting point for individuals and/or groups interested in topics related to those presented within the common reader. Feel free to browse the stacks as well as using the online resources available through the library.


During the research process, it is important to keep in mind keywords that will help others as they search for related materials. Some important keywords to keep in mind while reading Nazario's works are listed below.

  • Immigration
  • Displacement
  • Honduras
  • Family
  • Separation
  • El tren de muerte

While this is not a comprehensive list of keywords, this should act as a starting point for those that would like to continue reading materials with similar topics and themes as those presented in Enrique's Journey.

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